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Wind Power: Planning

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2008, Official Report, column 1638W, on planning: wind power, what account she takes of the effects of planning advice in Scotland in formulating planning guidance for England on the siting of wind turbines; and if she will make a statement. (209616)

Experience from outside England, including from Scotland, can help inform the preparation of planning guidance. The relevance and applicability to England of this wider experience will depend on a number of factors. These include geography and the similarities, or differences, in how the planning system concerned takes account of the location and landscape setting of proposed development and provides for proposals to be judged on a case-by-case basis.